• First Thursdays | The Laker Game at Underdogs

    We decided to forgo the usual trip to the art galleries because it’s the NBA Finals and our team is playing in it.  I’m glad we did because after last night’s game, it looks like we have a really good chance of winning.  D-rock put us on to this taco joint/sports bar near his place, called Underdogs, which took an hour to get to in San Francisco rush hour traffic.  Luckily, we got there early and found a table right next to the widescreen.  Towards the middle of the game, the place started getting live.  It is a shame how much The Bay hates LA.  Like Alexander said, “There are no Magic fans in here, only Laker haters.”

    If the Warriors made it to the finals, I think it’s clear who LA would cheer for.  We’re all California here.

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    First Thursdays | Kip’s 05.07.09

    First Thursdays chronicles the adventures of The Steel Crew as they foray into San Francisco Berkeley culture on every first Thursday of the month.

    Kip’s used to be a mainstay of our college days.  It was the go-to place for Thursday nights and a default for any other night when we couldn’t think of anything to do, but still wanted to go out.  Now we’re just visitors to this place, but there was a time when we were bona fide regulars.  We wore it with pride with all the other regulars that we recognized but never talked to.  It was usually the same girls that we could never approach for one reason or another.  I’m pretty sure we came up with thousands of reasons during our days.

    There were no seats around, so we nestled up in the dark corner next to the pool table.  The spot was dimly lit and could easily be classified as “creeper territory.”

    It could be worse, I guess.

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    First Thursdays | Beta Lounge 05.07.09

    First Thursdays chronicles the adventures of The Steel Crew as they foray into San Francisco Berkeley culture on every first Thursday of the month.

    In this month’s First Thursdays, we decided to stay in Berkeley because we weren’t on the list for the ONE happening party going on in San Francisco.  Next time, we’ll be more prepared.  But we started off the night at an overcrowded Beta Lounge.  There seemed to be a mix of college bandies and some MBA students commingling together and the consequence was overpopulation.  I figure it would be a good time to check out a new bar, but this was NOT the night.  If there’s no room to walk around, “you’re gonna have a bad time.” (C) South Park

    However, it was a decent way to start the night.

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    First Thursdays | JT Paradox @ Delirium 04.02.09

    First Thursdays chronicles the adventures of The Steel Crew as they foray into San Francisco culture on every first Thursday of the month.

    JT Paradox

    Our final destination of the night was to meet up JT Paradox, of theJTParadox.com and TheSFstyle.com, on the Mission.  This meeting had been a long time coming as we constantly played comment tag or twitter tag, but never quite finalized anything in stone.  We headed to Delirium, which is the epitome of a hipster joint: small, tight spaces, sweaty people, and of course the determined uniforms.  Last minute, we decided not to bring our cameras, so the only evidence of the night is from JT’s Canon.

    Me and AW3

     

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    First Thursdays | Mick Boogie @ Le Cirque 04.02.09

    First Thursdays chronicles the adventures of The Steel Crew as they foray into San Francisco culture on every first Thursday of the month.

    Our next stop for the night was at Yoshi’s on Fillmore, where our friends at The Brooklyn Circus host Le Cirque on Thursday nights. The dudes at BkC always come correct with their events (remember Black Star at Otis?) and on that night they treated the crowd to a special guest DJ set with bodacious Mick Boogie. In addition to giving me alliterative license to use the word “bodacious”, Mick Boogie seriously KILLED it and got a lot of good-looking bodies moving in a very small amount of space.

    However, in what might be the most horrendous, most fail-laden, most impotent collection of photos in my (very short) photography career, I definitely failed to capture the essence of the evening in photos. I think I need a speedlight, but I don’t know. You’re probably thinking, “Oh Alexander, you’re just exaggerating, they’re probably not that bad.”

    Uhm, no. Click after the jump, and you’ll start to cry. The pictures are so bad that your tears will have tears.

    Work in progress, folks. I’m trying.

     

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    First Thursdays | 111 Minna 04.02.09

    First Thursdays chronicles the adventures of The Steel Crew as they foray into San Francisco culture on every first Thursday of the month.

    111 Minna is the Honda Accord of our First Thursdays. Dependable, reliable, and a refreshing lack of pretentiousness. From friendly folks that made the after-work drive from Sacramento to aspiring models to a veritable gaggle of what looked like professional bicycle couriers (actual demographics from the night, no lie), the gallery is an undoubtedly alluring watering hole for the city’s casual art patrons. My brain is kind of fried so I don’t even know if any of that made sense. I’ll let the pictures do the talking for me.

    More pictures after the jump.

     

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    First Thursdays | MR. the Barbershop 04.02.09

    First Thursdays chronicles the adventures of The Steel Crew as they foray into San Francisco culture on every first Thursday of the month.

    We kicked off our Thursday night by checking out MR., an upscale barbershop in the financial district that also happens to incorporate a lovely lounge and bar space. Check out MRthebarbershop.com for more details, but to my understanding, a monthly membership fee entitles you to haircuts, shaves, shoeshines, and beverages when you come in for your regular grooming. Neat. We just came to hang out though.

    More pics after the jump.

     

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